Several years ago I made a trip to Cape Town South Africa, and it was one of the most memorable trips of my life. The excitement of the unknown grew with each passing hour spent in the air, high above the earth. Though my sons and I had a planned five day excursion, I still couldn’t stop wondering what might still lie ahead. Would it be something about this new culture I was about to experience; or would it be something more, something about me?
After clearing customs and retrieving our luggage, we still had the daunting tasks of maneuvering through the hordes of people and locating our tour guide. The sounds of luggage being dragged across the floor, babies crying while their parents in their British, German or native Afrikaans language, trying to soothe them, were becoming all too familiar, too overwhelming. Nevertheless, we found our tour guide waiting for us just outside the automatic sliding door. As we loaded ourselves into the decrepit VW bus, painted with the colors of the South African flag (green, red, black, blue and yellow), the reality of it all hit me: our adventure had begun.
As we rolled along, the bus creaking and groaning with each bump in the road, our first stop was the “Big 5 Safari Game Drive.” Our arrival was timed for just prior to dusk when the animals that we were to see would just be settling in for the night. We climbed up into a very large, exposed Land Rover. Blankets were handed out as the air became cooler with the sun slowly reaching the horizon. We came upon a female Cheetah that had a fresh kill. The smell of blood hung thick in the air. Her mate, close by, kept watch, allowing her to feed, and all I could think of at that moment was, “WOW!” Never in my wildest imagination did I think I would see such a sight. What else could I possibly encounter these next four days?
Day two started with such an amazing sunrise, as though God had painted it just for us. This day was to bring us to the town of Oudtshoorn and...
Narrative Essays Are a Great Read
June 16, 2014
Narrative Essays Are a Great Read
Narrative essays and Descriptiveessays can be similar but they are different in nature. The narrative essay “I Want a Wife” is more compelling than the descriptiveessay “Homeless” because the narrative essay has a point of view, uses humor and satire, and uses tone and language that can draw the reader in.
“Narration is storytelling from the perspective of a narrator and the story may be true, false, imaginary, or a combination. A narration can be about past, present, or future events, and it can be short or the length of a novel” (Connell & Sole, 2013, sec. 6.3). A narrative can draw in the audience by telling the reader the story just how it happened or how they pictured it to be without losing someone in thought because they may not understand what they mean when they are using words to describe it a certain way. “Description is a pattern of writing that can be defined as painting pictures with words” (Connell & Sole, 2013, sec. 6.4). A descriptiveessay uses very expressive words to describe specific details. The reader will have to use the five sense in order to understand what the writer is trying to convey and may get lost especially if the reader doesn’t understand one of...
...English 101: Portfolio _______- __________________
Essay Cover Sheet Instructor Student Identification Prefix Number
Please type or print.
What was the writing assignment? (Use your teacher’s words or attach the assignment.)
The idea here is to find a place that has a function then decide whether or not it serves its purpose. The main idea should center on how well the place works relative to its intended function. The description must be connected to the main idea, and since this is a descriptiveessay, the description should be clear and substantial. Establish a concise thesis statement early on in the essay and develop the essay with rich detail that casts light on the thesis. Remember to explain how the function of the place fits into the overall theme of the essay.
Length – 2 ½ to 4 pages.
List the most successful things you did in writing this paper.
Describe your writing process. For example, what editorial help did you have, from whom, what changes did you make?
How well does Division street function? The idea behind this essay is for you to use evidence based on your observations and experience. If you drive on Division, then you probably have noticed whether or not traffic moves along at a decent pace. You...
...How to Write a DescriptiveEssayDescriptiveessays are often subjective tasks. The first issue at hand is to make sure you know what type of paper you are writing. The descriptiveessay is often creative, personal, or simply artistic. Discuss the assignment with your professor or teacher before you begin.
Even though your descriptiveessay is more personal than a standard five-paragraph or compare-contrast essay, there is still quite a bit of homework to be done. Here is a list of important rules to follow as your write this essay.
1. Understand the concept;
2. Do your research;
3. Outline the paper;
4. Write the paper;
5. Re-write the paper;
6. Edit (outside editors).
Descriptiveessays rely on their nominal stature. It is more important to use imagery and metaphorical language than scientific data. Descriptiveessays are not mathematic entries, nor are they always factual. They are opinions. Consequently, you can try to write and describe anything you desire. You simply have to do it well. As horrible as that sounds, your professors and teachers will tell you the same thing.
Here are some tips to remember when writing your descriptiveessay:
1. Actually describe something;
2. Use concrete and abstract images;
3. Use concrete and...
How to write Essay in SBI PO Exam?
Dear readers, as you know that SBI PO 2014 Paper will also contain a Descriptive Test of 50 marks (1 hour duration), which will consist of English Language Comprehension, Short Précis, Letter Writing & Essay).
So, here we are presenting you "How to write Essay?" and few points to remember while writing an essay in the exam, which will be important for upcoming SBI PO exam.
How to write an essay?
1. Analyze the prompt.
Note exactly what is asked in the question.
Write down the prompt on the rough page.
Underline the key words in the prompt. Look for words like "explain," "identify," "analyze" or "define."
Break down the prompt into components. If you are to "identify" something and then "analyze" it, then write 1 paragraph identifying what's requested and a second paragraph analyzing what you identified.
2. List all of your ideas.
Write short sentence fragments or keywords of all of the facts that you can remember. These should be facts that will support the arguments or statements that you will make in your essay.
3. Write a thesis statement for the entire essay.
This statement should identify the point that you will make in your essay.
Avoid writing statements about yourself. For instance, don't write "I think" or "The point I will make today is..."
Make the thesis...
English 9A, Unit 2
Your second portfolio will be a descriptiveessay about your favorite location. You will not be focused on building characters or telling a story in this paper - Your paper will purely describe. Remember that your descriptions should use imagery and sensory details, meaning that it should appeal to the five senses. While reading your paper, I should be able to picture your location.
Your favorite room of your house
Your favorite location in nature
An event you have attended that was particularly fun, such as:
A school field trip
A youth retreat
A summer camp
A tourist destination
Think about the following questions to help you brainstorm ideas for your description:
- What places in nature, such as the ocean or mountains, do you especially enjoy visiting? Think about places you have visited with friends or family.
- What unusual plants or animals in nature would lend themselves to being described in an interesting way?
- What is an object or place that you see often without really thinking much about it—for instance, your backyard? Try observing it more closely.
Observe and Record Details (Prewriting)
A descriptiveessay is most effective if it is packed with details that vividly portray the object or place being described. Set aside some time to observe your subject closely and write down the details you notice...
...* 4 Write down what you were feeling at the time. Feelings are the mechanism through which you can evoke much of the descriptive elements in your essay.
* 5 Determine what you want the reader to feel about what you are writing. What kind of words or images can convey this feeling?
* Use a lot of adjectives. They're the "describing" words.
* 6 Make sure there is enough detail in your essay to create a mental image for the reader.
* Visualize the occasion or memory in your mind and describe.
More than many other types of essays, descriptiveessays strive to create a deeply involved and vivid experience for the reader. Great descriptiveessays achieve this affect not through facts and statistics but by using detailed observations and descriptions.
What do you want to describe?
As you get started on your descriptiveessay, it's important for you to identify exactly what you want to describe. Often, a descriptiveessay will focus on portraying one of the following:
* a person
* a place
* a memory
* an experience
* an object
Ultimately, whatever you can perceive or experience can be the focus of your descriptive writing.
Why are you writing your descriptiveessay?
It's a great creative...
Eng121: English Composition I (AXC13480)
Professor: Nancy Segovia
January 1, 2014
A narrative essay is about storytelling for a narrative story to work it must capture and hold the audience attention you must give a clear understanding of your story. A descriptiveessay lets you describe in detail what the essay is all about using words that appeal to your sense of smell, hearing, see, touch, and taste. A descriptiveessay lets you use words that describes a person, place, or object. When I compare the author’s narrative essay “Are the Rich Happy?” by Steven Leacock and the author’s descriptiveessay “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou it is clear that there are many similarities and differences between the two styles of writings. The narrative style of writing is more powerful because it tells a clear story and it captures the audience attention.
Descriptive writing is different from narrative writing because it uses vivid language. The descriptiveessay I used for my comparison is “Sister Flowers” by Maya Angelou. ”As I ate she begin the first of what we later called “my lessons in living she said that I must always be intolerant of illiteracy.” “That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated an...
DescriptiveEssays vs. Narrative Essays
Many people have different preferences on what type of writing style they think is more superior to another, I believe descriptive writing to be more excellent writing style then narrative. I can tell you that there are a few similarities and a few differences between the two. I prefer Descriptiveessays, rather than narrative essays. In my belief, it's that the descriptiveessays are more effective when an author is trying to convey a story or get a message across than narratives. Descriptiveessays keep the reader engaged throughout the story. It provides the reader with more in depth details, and it allows the reader to better envision the picture that the author is trying to paint.
Descriptive and narrative essays have a few traits in common. Typically both almost make you feel as if you are present with the author. They both usually tell you of an event that the author went thru or a message the author wants you to receive. Whether you are reading the Personal Narrative or DescriptiveEssay both are very creative form of writing.
The difference between a narrative essay and descriptiveessay is that the narrative essay is more catered to someone’s point of...